The Koran Essay

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The Koran Cesar Puentes REG/133 12/03/2012 William Gillespie The Koran On this paper I will give a brief overview of what the Koran is and the contents that are in it. I will give a brief history of the Koran and those who are believed to be involved in writing it. Also, I will then give my opinion on what I have learned and how I feel about the Koran. I kept an open mind reading the Koran despite what the media and extremist say about the Koran. Just like the Christians believe in the Bible and the Jews believe in Torah, the Koran is the sacred book of Islam. The Koran is the holy and sacred book of over 300 million Muslims around the world. The Koran was first written in Arabic soon after the death of the prophet Mohammed in about 632 AD. Muslims believe that by memorizing verses from the Koran is a way of honoring Allah. According to Islam, the Koran contains the words from Allah which were passed by the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Mohammed. The words were then written so that they would never be forgotten. As indicated in the Torah and the Bible, it teaches us how to live good lives and how to be good people. The Koran also teaches believers how to be good and live good lives. The Koran also prohibits the consumptions of alcohol and pork. Also, what I found interesting is that the Koran talks about women rights and how also it seems that women are lesser than men in some versus. I am still confused how the Koran speaks highly of women but then go on about how one man is the worth of two women. The versus I read seemed to be written in a poetic style that was a bit difficult to understand at times but overall it does have nice words that teaches Muslims how to be good people and respectful. Some of the core beliefs from the Koran are messages that confirm the unity and power of Allah. "Say, 'He is God alone. God, the Eternal. He begets not and is

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